Dancers idolize Charlie Chaplin because he expressed complex emotions without words, conveying happiness with a wink and indifference by waving his hands in the air like he just didn't care. Learn to emote on the dance floor with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
$35 for one month unlimited adult dance classes ($79 value)
$99 for one semester on the youth performance team ($250 value)
$99 for one semester on the adult performance team ($225 value)
Dance International holds classes for adults at The Hills Health Club on Bee Cave Road. Ballroom and Latin dance group classes introduce participants to the finer points of 10 ballroom styles, including viennese waltz, tango, rumba, and quickstep, or offer a guided tour of salsa and other popular Latin dance styles. The one-hour classes are geared toward various experience levels and taught by veteran professional dancers. Partners are not required for any class.
Dance International's performance teams meet weekly to prepare suave steps for the 15th Annual Annual Austin Ballroom Festival, scheduled May 10, 2014. Each team specializes in a particular dance style; participants can choose to join the ballroom, Latin, salsa or Argentine tango team. At the Unity Church of the Hills, youth performance teams meet twice a week, while adult teams meet weekly at the Hills Health Center.
Although Stewart Yaros has performed with numerous elite companies, including the Boston Ballet and the Basel Ballet in Switzerland, his true passion is teaching dance. Teaching allowed the University of Massachusetts and Martha Mahr School of Ballet alumnus to combine his finely honed dance expertise and his zeal for communicating with others via the "common language" of dance in particular and the arts in general.
That theme of unity and togetherness dates back to the early days of Dance International, circa 1991, when the now bustling center for dance tutoring consisted of three students, their devoted teacher, and an old player piano that played Chopsticks. Today, the organization has swelled into a hub for upbeat, accessible instruction from professional-level teachers and is well-known for organizing the Austin Ballroom Festival.
Part of the guiding vision for Dance International is a focus on community service, as well as promoting the arts by introducing music and visual forms into the dance milieu. True to its multidisciplinary ambitions, the Dance International empire recently achieved 501(c)3 national nonprofit status and will soon add art and music classes.